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Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Ranked #38 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Key West, Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
Reviewed 20 December 2010

Came to S. Florida to visit family for Christmas.I had originally planned to stay at Comfort Inn (on Stirling) but found the place to be a total dump. Called Victor at Best Western and he offer a kind welcome to us. The hotel is new and in excellent condition. I highly recommend this place, People like Victor make traveling a pleasure.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2010

We stayed at the Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port specifically for its reported convenience to both the airport and the cruise port. It is close to both but convenient it is not.

Their pick up service at the airport was fine although we heard other travelers complain that they had a long wait. Our problem occurred the next morning on our way to the cruise terminal. It became clear that the Best Western was not prepared to move all of their guests to the terminal in a timely fashion. Not only did they only have 1 small bus running, this bus also collected guests from as many as 3 other hotels in their chain - and the Best Western was apparently last in line.

We waited with many other guests for at least 45 minutes - and 1 full bus to pass. When it became clear that it would be at least that long additionally, we grabbed a cab - although our room fee had included transportation to the terminal.

In addition, the breakfast area at the Best Western is not large enough to accommodate the number of guests the motel serves. Many had to stand. Additionally, no staff appeared for long intervals to refill empty serving trays or to empty (the only) overflowing trash can.

The motel does have free internet service but only 1 machine so there was often a waiting line.

Sadly, I can not recommend this motel - at least not to anyone with airport to ship plans.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2010

We have stayed at this hotel before and after a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale. The hotel is in an excellent location, very easy to access from either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale airports. The hotel offers a shuttle to the port. However since it's on a first come first served basis, I think it's much easier to rent a car (parking at the hotel is free) and use the free shuttle from the port to the car rental service at Ft. Lauderdale airport. Breakfast is simple but adequate (especially before all the food on the ship...), there is a small swimming pool, the rooms were clean (and roomy) and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2010

This hotel is the ideal place to stay before and after a cruise. The hotel picks you up at the airport and takes you to the hotel at no charge. Free shuttle service to the cruise port is also provided. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean and neat. Free access to a computer is available. Breakfast was good. This hotel reduces the hassles and complications of getting to and from the cruiseport. Highly recommended for the before and after place to stay for a cruise.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2010

This Best Western is my favorite 'average' hotel in Fort Lauderdale: not fancy, not expensive; but good value for the money, and reasonably clean and secure.
Located on State Road 84, approximately 15 minutes from the airport, and very close to the Lauderdale Marine Center on SW 20th Street. Several other marinas, including Bradford's, with all the big boat sheds, are just a little further west. (The famous Sailorman Used Marine Equipment store is even closer to the airport, a few blocks east on SR 84.)
Many fast food joints, lots of gas stations, and food stores. If you like Cuban/Latin American food, El Tamarindo Cafe is also a short drive east on SR 84.
The hotel really seems to try to keep up with the demands of the many budget travelers who are in town to take the cruise ships, which operate shuttles to this location. These folks are generally nervous, excited, and in need of much shepherding. If you're not one of them, make sure the front desk knows that when you check in, so you won't be awakened by the hub-bub at 5:00 AM (no one seems to sleep the night before they depart).
There's a swimming pool out back, but I've never seen anyone use it.
If you want to be near the beach, don't even consider this location, by the way. There are other hotels that are much closer.
For a king room, I usually pay $89 plus tax, AARP. I've seen others pay $79 and $99, so go figure.
Right across the street is a Holiday Inn Express, and out back is a Hampton.
Not too shabby, and I always get work done because there are few distractions here.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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NJ
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2010

We had a cruise scheduled for Saturday and since we had family, we traveled a day before. Wanted to stay at a hotel that would pick up from airport, drop off to the cruise port (for free) and provide clean, safe place to stay.

BW Ft Lauderdale Airport/Cruise port was just that. I have stayed at many BW in the past and this is an good hotel. It was clean, great location, decent rooms. We did not use much of the amenities( took advantage of breakfast, but not the pool).

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Greeley, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2010

Very Rude Front Desk person, pool was dirty, room was old and smelled. Don't plan to print your boarding pass here because the ink was out and the staff could careless. I was told I could go across the street to the Holiday Inn and print it. hummm.... maybe we should have stayed at the Holiday Inn!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port
Address: 1221 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-2349
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#39 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-Story Hotel, conveniently located in the heart Fort Lauderdale, minutes from Interstate 95, Convention Center and Airport. Ideally located in the heart of the Ft. Lauderdale Air and Cruise Port, the Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port provides comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travelers to the area. Each spacious, well-appointed room is fully equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker and iron/ironing board. ... more   less 
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